1. CHECK ALL DOORS AND WINDOWS
Other entrances to your home may have been left unlocked, so checking back doors or garage doors may provide you with a way in. If not, a window may have been left unlocked, allowing you to climb through.
2. CONTACT YOUR HOUSEMATES OR LANDLORD
If you live with roommates or family, you can give them a call to be let in. If you rent your home, your landlord or apartment complex will likely have a spare key to get you inside.
3. PICK YOUR LOCK WITH A CREDIT CARD
Please note that this method is frowned upon due to the potential it has to damage locks. Also, this method will only work on doorknob locks, and will not help if the door is locked with a deadbolt. To pick your lock with a credit card, insert the card between the door and door frame right where the latch is. Holding the card perpendicular to the door, push and wiggle the card, slowly bending the card away from the doorknob to slide the latch back and out of the door jamb.
4. CALL A LOCKSMITH
Whether or not option 3 is successful, get in touch with a locksmith. If you can break in that easily, you may want to consider updating your locks! Most any method you use to get into your home without a key will cause damage to your property, and many are difficult to perform. Calling in a trained professional to help you access your home is a simple way to save yourself the trouble and make sure you don’t harm your property. A Carolina Locksmith can help you get back in without any damage to your locks or home. Be back inside in minutes!